Busy Madison intersection back open after reports of natural gas odor in area

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV)--- The intersection of Old Sauk Road and N. High Point Rod is back open after crews were investigating multiple reports of natural gas odor in the area on Tuesday afternoon.

Cynthia Schuster, a spokesperson with the Madison Fire Department, said fire crews responded to the intersection of N. High Point Road and Wolf Street around noon after a 911 caller reported a “very strong” natural gas odor outside.

Schuster said initially crews were unable to locate such an odor. Firefighters continued searching the area along with officers from the Madison Police Department. An odor of natural gas was detected around the area of N. High Point Road and Brule Street and N. High Point Road and Tree Lane.

Schuster said around 12:20 pm., Dane County Dispatch received additional calls reporting the smell of natural gas in other areas along N. High Point Road as well as Junction Road.

Steve Schultz, a spokesperson with MG&E said crews found a piece of equipment outside of a business on Junction Road that was not working properly. Crews are making repairs to it.

Madison Fire Department has been released from the scene.